Posted on Sep 24, 2019

Bruckheim & Patel - Washington DC

A DUI charge is often given to those arrested when driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. However, DUIs can also be given to those found operating a vehicle while under the influence of either legal or illegal drugs. DUI cases often result in severe penalties and substantial fines. However, there are many effective defenses used by legal experts that can be used to reduce or dismiss charges.

One defense is the idea that the equipment used to test for the presence of alcohol may have been faulty. The most common type of machine used is a breathalyzer, which measures the percentage of alcohol present in your breath sample. However, breathalyzers are sensitive machines that seldom work correctly if not calibrated effectively previous to use. Therefore, a DUI attorney can use the defense of faulty equipment for a DUI case and use it as a means to nullify the breath samples and as such, dismiss the only evidence present in the case.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Washington, DC, contact Bruckheim & Patel today at 202-930-3464.
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